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Deadlift Shoe Recommendations?


Been using converse for the longest time. I need new deadlift shoes. I was thinking about the adidas combat 4 or 5s. Any recommendations?


I have the Sabo Deadliftint shoes, however I only got them cause the Mark Bell Reebook ones weren’t in my size. The sabos are good, I use them for all my workouts with no problems.


Any reason the Converse aren’t working for you any more?


For years I did my weight lifting in my tai chi shoes. They had the flattest soles of any shoes I’ve ever worn.


I can’t speak for the OP, but I dumped the converse after many years of lifting in them. I just wanted to see what lifting shoes would do for me. I feel like deadlift shoes stick to the floor more, although that could be more of a mental thing.


They are so flimsy and have no grip on the floor.


I have the Reebok Crossfit Lifter 2.0 and the Metcons.

I wear the Metcons as my daily shoe. They’re comfy, but not near as rigid as I’d like. The Reeboks are the most solid shoe I have owned. They feel glued to the floor. I’ve had them for a year and you’d never know.

I still prefer to lift in slippers tho


Love the asics onitsuka tiger mexico 66, had to order online, hard to find in stores.


Reebok crossfit shoes(high tops) are awesome and I know a lot of people who like the Metal deadlift shoes too. Both are great options.